“America first” or “All countries matter”?

Someone posted on social media: “My wife is beautiful.” Should I comment on his post, “All wives are beautiful”? When Trump says, “America first,” the “All lives matter” people, don’t say, “All countries matter.”

When Jesus talked about leaving the 99 for the 1, His disciples didn’t say, “All the 99 lives matter.” Logically there should be no debate about ending racism. Instead, many people let their emotions override the logic of equality.”

Although I say, “All lives matter,” or “Black lives matter,” if I don’t act in love, I am nothing. Whatever out opinion. we need to speak and act in love. Give a hoot, don’t loot.

If someone feels like he has been treated like his life doesn’t matter, I’ll tell him, “YOUR life DOES matter!” not, “All lives matter.” Skin shade doesn’t matter, but allowing people to be devalued for their skin shade matters in a harmful way.

Black lives deserve widespread respect and honor, every bit as much as white lives do. Why are there protests in America and around the world in 2020? Because all lives haven’t mattered equally. It’s time that they do!

English lesson 101: The statement: “Black lives matter,” doesn’t mean that other lives don’t. American history 101: Black lives were enslaved, emancipated, forcibly excluded, and finally tolerated. Now they should be fully embraced. America’s Founding Fathers saw the logic of equality, but they let entitlement override logic and institutionalized human slavery.

Injustice in American history that we ignore or deny, has been holding us in bondage. Humbly facing truth will bring healing for all.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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